Listening and Observing are Key Components When Connecting With Clients and Their Families

Right at Home Appleton Caregiver Julie

Right At Home’s caregiver, Julie Meitzen with client
Marge Melanson making breakfast together.

Julie Believes It's Important to Provide Options for Our Clients

Julie has been working for Right At Home in Appleton for about three and a half years. “I contacted Right At Home for a position because I knew Patty Hieptas, the owner. Our sons played basketball together. I wanted to learn more about home health care and supplement my current income. have a healthcare background and enjoy caregiving,” commented Julie. Julie has been an advocate for her parent’s medical care for over 15 years.  “I believe it is important to provide options for our clients,” Julie stated.

Julie continues to work for Right At Home because she likes the flexibility of the hours. "The schedule meets my needs. I also enjoy the contact I have with other staff members. We are a team that works together to provide the best care possible to our clients,” commented Julie.

Julie has grown as a person and employee with her exposure and time with the clients, as well as with their families. Her empathy and compassion has enhanced the more time she spends with her clients.

Julie Awards

Julie Meitzen receiving a caregiver reliability award
and a 5-star performance award.

“I have learned that listening and observing are key components when trying to connect with the clients and their family. I have been learning and researching new techniques to stimulate a client or make them feel more comfortable, especially a client with Dementia or physical impairments,” Julie stated.

“I believe It is important to help a client stay as independent as possible, as long as they are doing this safely.  By meeting their social needs and establishing a connection with the clients, this enhances their wellbeing, as well as mine. I love to find ways to make the clients smile; whether it means giving them a foot massage, making cookies with them, or simply doing a puzzle together,” commented Julie.


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